Saturday, October 08, 2016


Forecast from the Wunderground Blog by Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, 5:36 PM GMT on October 08, 2016:

"Matthew will continue to track right along the coast of South Carolina this afternoon [Saturday, October 8, 2016], then turn more to the northeast and track just south of the North Carolina coast Saturday night through Sunday morning. This track will push a dangerous storm surge of near record-high proportions to the coast, with NHC predicting inundations of 5 - 7’ possible from Charleston, SC to Cape Fear, and lower heights of 2 - 4’ for the coast of southern North Carolina farther to the east."

It is raining as I write, with light winds. The next high tide at Ocracoke will be at 1:40 Sunday morning. In anticipation of high water, islanders are continuing to park cars on every available rise of land, but there is not much else left to do.


  1. Hang in there. Thinking of our friends at Ocracoke.